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Friday, December 4, 2009

Whinging and babbling....

5 days people - gosh, wasn't it 5 yesterday and the day before too? It feels like it has been five days to go for a week! Time is really playing funny buggers with me at the moment. It doesn't help that I am packing each day with millions of things. Here is something that I would never have thought I would say - the house is looking a little bit rough around the edges, I am looking forward to cleaning it to have something to do - gaaaaahhhhh, who is this person who has taken over my body?!!?!
So today I had to work a half day and I had a lot to do, thankfully I got it all done. Unfortunately after that, JourneyMan and I had a massive argument - I am still reeling from it a bit though it is all sorted out now. I sometimes think that we are going well, really understanding each other and taking care of each other and then on days like today, I wonder if we are ever going to understand anything about each other. In mid fight, we had to go and have lunch with JourneyMan's mum - I felt sorry for her, we certainly weren't great company for her today. She gave me the blessed St Jude medal which was really lovely.
After that, I had to get out of the house so I gathered up my mym and we went to Ikea (to pick up JourneyMan and mines Christmas present from her and my dad - a dining table and chairs - whoo hoo!!). I also did some more Christmas shopping - I am going very well, I am definitely saving the rest for Thailand - I will need something to do for those 8 days and well, we are next to a seven storey shopping centre :)
Only 3 more days of work, thankfully! Wednesday is going to be a cracker though, I have meetings pretty much back to back the whole day. Oh well, hopefully I will sleep on the plane!
Now, I wanted to tell you about a very fabulous friend that I have. She is my best friend and we have been friends since she walked into my grade 2 class. We have known each other for more than 30 years (holy cow!) and have travelled the world together and are now running a business together. Interestingly enough, she has never particularly wanted children but of all of my friends and family, she is the most understanding and supportive. She is one special person. She has never said 'just relax' or 'it will happen when it's meant to'. For the most part she doesn't really offer any advice, she just listens with no judgement. For awhile, she thought that she may be able to come to Thailand for a week - gosh I would have loved that but her job has conspired against her - hopefully another time!
She has another good friend that is going through IVF at the moment (the poor girl had a negative on her first cycle). I am feeling very sorry for my mate J - she is copping it from all sides at the moment with me and her other mate. This is a shout out to you J - thanks for all of your support and love - you are the best!
Well, that is all that is all the news for this Friday. I am watching a docco on Everest, which also reminds me of J cos we travelled to Nepal - I blame her for that because it was her ambition to climb to Everest Base camp - most of the way we kept on saying each other - 'we could be lying by a pool in Bali but nooooo we had to do something adventurous'. Needless to say, our next trip was to a tropical destination with much lying next to the pool!


  1. You sound wonderful! You're so positive and upbeat. I loved reading this post, aside from the argument, because you sound like you are in a good place. The next few days will just fly by with everything you have got going on. Before you know it, you will be in Thailand.

    God bless good friends. They are invaluable. I'm so glad you have had your good friend by your side this whole time.

    Enjoy the new dining set! You should post a picture. :D

  2. Sorry I haven't commented in a while. I had a serious post back-log going on but now I'm all caught up! I'm so exciting that you only have 5 days left! Yay :)

    I'm sure this is a stressful time for you and JourneyMan - arguing is normal. Everyone argues sometimes and stress makes it more common. The fact that you can work through it is the important part.

    J sounds like a wonderful friend :)

    Your comment on my last post had me laughing - "high levels of frustration and a hook" haha! That's how C and I felt when we were trying to teach ourselves.

  3. Ahhhh JourneyGalSisterWife:

    Naturally, someone as lovely as you will have an equally naturally loverely makes perfect sense!

    So too does the thought that emotions and therefore tensions will be running at an all time high...what with what you are about to embark upon. Now go and make up with JourneyHubby, as the argument seems like small stuff in the bigger baby scheme of things! That's an order!

    LS x

  4. I know you're crazy busy, but I left you a little pressie on my blog. You don't have to follow the rules if you don't have time, but I want you to at least know I was thinking about you. :)